SciCast – Crowdsourcing future development in science and technology

Today’s guest blog post is written by Alan I. Leshner, CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). If crowdsourcing can raise money for research worldwide, why can’t it raise questions and predict probabilities of future developments in science and technology? We think that’s an interesting proposition. That’s why AAAS has asked us to … Continue reading SciCast – Crowdsourcing future development in science and technology

Anthropologists Uncover Harrowing Statistics On Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

A majority of researchers have knowledge of, been victimized by, or have observed sexual harassment while conducting fieldwork, based on an online survey sample of 666 respondents just published in PLOS One by Kathryn B.H. Clancy (U Illinois-Urbana-Champaign), Robin G. Nelson (Skidmore College), Julienne N. Rutherford (U Illinois-Chicago), Katie Hinde (Harvard U) (Survey of Academic … Continue reading Anthropologists Uncover Harrowing Statistics On Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

AAA Members Receive ACLS Fellowships

Congratulations to the 2014 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship Recipients! Since 1957, more than 9,500 scholars have held ACLS fellowships and grants. ACLS fellowships and grants are awarded to individual scholars for excellence in research in the humanities and related social sciences. The peer-review process used to select ACLS Fellows enables distinguished scholars to reach broad … Continue reading AAA Members Receive ACLS Fellowships

Prominent Anthropologist Welcomes Football Team Name Trademark Cancellation

In a move that was hailed by the anthropological community, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced on Wednesday morning that it had canceled six federal trademark registrations for the name “Washington Redskins” citing testimony and evidence that the Washington, DC- based football team’s name is “disparaging to Native Americans” and thus in violation of … Continue reading Prominent Anthropologist Welcomes Football Team Name Trademark Cancellation